Minnesota Beer

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Today in 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state.

Minnesota
State_Minnesota

Minnesota Breweries

Minnesota Brewery Guides

Guild: Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild

State Agency: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gaming Enforcement

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  • Capital: Saint Paul
  • Largest Cities: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington
  • Population: 4,919,479; 21st
  • Area: 86943 sq.mi., 12th
  • Nickname: North Star State / Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • Statehood: 32nd, May 11, 1858

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 41
  • Rank: 13th
  • Beer Production: 3,567,334
  • Production Rank: 23rd
  • Beer Per Capita: 21.2 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 35.1%
  • Cans: 49.1%
  • Kegs: 14.9%

Beer Taxes: 3.2 Beer

  • Per Gallon: $0.08
  • Per Case: $0.17
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $2.40
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $2.40

Beer Taxes: Over 3.2 Beer

  • Per Gallon: $0.15
  • Per Case: $0.33
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $4.60
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $4.60

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $113,322,308
  • Direct Impact: $1,130,070,508
  • Supplier Impact: $639,572,828
  • Induced Economic Impact: $1,008,229,846
  • Total Impact: $2,777,873,181

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No (but see Notes)
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 8 a.m.–2 a.m. 7 Days
    Off Premises: 8 a.m.–10p.m. (Mon–Sat)
  • Grocery Store Sales: 3.2 Only
  • Notes: Local and/or County ordinance prevails for hours of operation for off-sale licenses. No alcohol off-sale on Sunday. Growler sales allowed until 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday. Certain municipalities may establish municipal liquor stores; they are permitted, but not required, to exclude privately owned stores.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. Andrew says

    Hey Jay…

    Your US map pic is a little off. As much as I wished I lived in New Mexico during the cold winters up here in MN, I wouldn’t be able to get any Surly if that was the case.
    :-)

  2. says

    A couple of updates for you. Green Mill hasn’t been brewing for a few years & McCoy’s doesn’t brew here, nor do they have their brews on tap in MN. :)

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